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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for Dim Sum with family, there was a great choice of food and it was very good and served quickly by friendly staff, the meal was good value for money and everyone was 😃 happy . It’s a place I would go back...toMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

The food was nice & most of the staff were well mannered. We chanced getting a table due to a last minute change of plans, no mention before being seated that it was inconvenient timing/bordering on too late to order. After receiving our drinks another...member of staff came up straight away & asked for our food order, when we requested a few more minutes we were met with a very unimpressed look & told to hurry up. We quickly rushed to make a decision but then were left waiting quite a while before they came back, just to be grumpily reminded of closing time (which was still a while away at this point.) Admittedly it did seem busy but 7:30 didn’t seem particularly late to have supper? We had some food taken away too early & cutlery not given with the apparent rush to get us finished quickly, we ended up rushing to eat what we could & left the rest (which another member of staff kindly offered us boxes for). It’s a shame as the meal itself wasn’t bad, would have much rather been told it wasn’t possible to fit us in/that we wouldn’t have long to order & eat before closing time, nothing puts a damper on an meal like feeling unwelcome.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Dinner for 2 adults and a 6 year old. 2 x soups, 1 x chips, rice & prawn crackers , 2 x sweet & sour chicken (1 child portion ) & 1 prawn kung po. 1 x shandy & soft drinks. = £81.00 !!! (Food...- average; Service - poor; Atmosphere - very noisy. Pure rip-off. Many better places in Aberdeen.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

We had a very disappointing experience having previously enjoyed this restaurant. The service was very poor, despite there being 6 members of waiting staff working. We ordered individual starters, half of which arrived and 9 minutes later the other half of the table were served....My brother has an allergy for which he carries an epi-pen so he ordered first and carefully asked about the contents of the starter dish. He was assured that it was ok. By chance I ordered the same item and took a bite before him and was able to stop him from eating it as the item was full of it. We immediately alerted the waiter who took our order, who apparently now did not understand the problem. A supervisor appeared who also had no idea of the severity of the issue and was only interested in bringing a different starter. In my opinion we were served an entirely different dish from the one ordered. Main courses arrived over a 12 minute period with one main served 7 minutes before the accompanying noodles. Plates were all brought out long before food so were all cold when food arrived. Rice arrived 5 minutes before main dishes so again was not hot when we started eating. We noted that other 3 large tables of guests were being served in the same piecemeal manner. We were a party of 7 who had booked over 2 weeks earlier.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

I cant suggest this resturaunt enough, all in all it was a great dining experience, portion sizes were great the food was top notch tasted so good. The staff were brilliant , even managed to fit my mum and pregnant sister onto our table booking...at the last minute even though they were busy. my children even loved their first time trying this type of food, i myself have ordered take away several times since booking. all in all great experience. The Manchurian have definetly found regular customers in us. suggest this resturaunt to anyone.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent and no so well known authentic Chinese restaurant. Food was of high quality and reasonably priced. Well worth exploring Manchurian for great Chinese food and a great night out.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

FOOD WAS FRESH , TASTY AND VALUE FOR MONEY . PRESENTATION WAS LOVELY. FRIENDLY STAFF . BEST CHINESE FOOD IN ABERDEEN .

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

The Worst Chinese meal I've ever had in my life . The first dish looked like whale vomit , the second like the kids made it in a mud kitchen . The stock for the Won Ton soup must have been the extracted from rinsing...the "chefs" socks .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

35 years of living in HK and came back to Scotland and have since tried several Chinese restaurants and takeaways and this one was without any doubt.....the worst. The staff are polite, nothing wrong there but the food? The rice tasted as if it was...fake rice made of plastic. The sweet and sour sauce tasted of vinegar and the lemon sauce tasted acidic as well. The portions were small and although they had authentic yum cha/dim sum dishes available such as chickens feet the portions made me wonder if we'd been given the kids menu. We also recently tried out the Chinese takeaway at the Bridge of Don and despite costing much the same, the quality and quantity were both far better.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Saturday night, and it was quiet, which tells its own story. Staff were very good, but the food was tasteless. If you go here, perhaps try the Chinese menu. Aberdeen is poorly served by Chinese restaurants, Thai are generally better. The best Chinese yes by...far is Wok Wok take away.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

If dim sum is what you’re after for lunch then this is the place to go… One word DELICIOUS! Some of the other comments put me off as it said the staff were unfriendly, not true at all! Also I had noticed a lot of...people coming in to use the toilet as to the staff saying no to them. The restaurants toilet is for customers use only, even if you have eaten in the restaurant before doesn’t mean you can use the toilet as you please anyway anytime. To leave a bad review because you couldn’t use the toilet is a bit unfair in my opinion!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

I have eaten in this restaurant with friends a few times and the food was mediocre at best and full of thickening agent snd quite tasteless There is a Chinese supermarket adjacent to the restaurant which I often visit! On a visit today I needed...to use the washroom facilities as a matter of urgency however on entering I was told s flat NO, I was told the shop was a separate business! I said I have eaten In the restaurant before but still a flat NO! The restaurant was almost empty so wouldn’t have been an issue to let me use the restroom! Well I certainly don’t be returning with any friends or family!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023 via mobile

Have been going here for years and unfortunately let down completely on this occasion. Ordered shredded crispy chilli beef and kung po beef. The shredded chilli beef was more batter than beef with some of the beef inedible. Even the kung po was below the...previous standard. Was told meal would be ready in 30 minutes but this was nearly an hour later. Feel let down and definitely not worth the £20More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Very good food even if you don't finish it you get to take it home, well spaced out tables so you are not sitting in other patron's pockets like some restaurants. Staff are very friendly. Very good value for money Well, worth a visit, you...won't regret itMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

We had this for 9 people a few weeks ago and all 9 of us enjoyed everything , so decided to have it on the Saturday before st valentines day as we were both busy on that day , phoned at 4:30pm said it would...be ready 5:20pm as just open at 5pm .Arrived at 5: 20pm not quite ready ok fare enough, as waiting Chef comes in from car park full whites apron in hand straight into kitchen NEVER even washed his hands !!!! Got my food Smelled amazing like last time , got home my wife soup amazing (chicken & sweetcorn ) mine the ribs in mandarin sauce , sauce amazing ribs tough as old boots no eating on them and cartridges everywhere so not worth it .My main course Hong Kong style chicken sweet n sour beautiful apart from about a 1lb of over cooked peppers , my wife chicken curry wow the thick sauce you could have plastered walls with !!! No love or attention went in to that , we spared a portion of chips and egg fried rice , chips soggy and refried not nice and rice best yet luke warm with no flavour very little egg and nothing else no soy no seasoning boiled rice with a very little egg in it . Not impressed at all Just short of £30 . The reason I write this review is that I posted a note through the door at the restaurant and nobody has replied after leaving my name address and mobile on it . I gave them a chance to even say sorry but they can't be bothered !!! And the reason I wrote about The Chef is that I've been a Chef for 42 plus years half as Head Chef and braking hyrules is a no no in the food industry, outside to inside in whites , hands not washed spoon in hand E.H.O. would love this . Now I would like a reply from management to explain my pointsMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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The Manchurian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5